Well the diet went totally out of the window again but I didn't care as I just needed this. A beautiful brew together with gluten free Raspberry and White Chocolate cake. They don't skimp on the portions here and it tasted absolutely divine.
So where is this place of lushness? It is Queenies Tea Room and Cake House in Quarndon, Derby. It's not far from me which is a bit lethal, imagine all this on your doorstep. They had three gluten free cake options so I was totally spoilt for choice and that doesn't happen a lot. All the cakes were superbly displayed and I even took home two slices of Mint Oreo cake away for my boys which they thanked me for. It kept them going for a couple of days because of the size of it but they loved it. I may get some more as the takeaway box was gorgeous, like a cake filled handbag, perfect for me.
There is a great menu with lots of choice of not only food but different teas as well, you can imagine how I was feeling, I thought I was in heaven. The downstairs area also includes gifts and cards and there is additional seating upstairs. First impressions when first walking in make you think that it is very small but nope there is plenty of room. It is a delight with very friendly staff so a big thumbs up from me. Its a good job someone recommended this place, I was so surprised, I had no idea it was there, although I must have passed it a few times when just passing through the village. My cake and tea radar must have had some sort of blockage not to have picked this one up. I have now though so all is ok.
Queenies is situated at 114 Church Road, Quarndon, Derby. DE22 5JA. Always important to give you the postcode as if your sat nav is like mine you have a special section of Tea Shops just programmed in.. They also have a Facebook page here:
So take a look and go for a visit, you won't regret it, only the calories but hey, just don't think about it and have fun.
Thank you for taking time to read this post, I will be back for more tomorrow with 'Whatever Wednesday'.
The Little Shed is literally a piece of paradise neatly situated in Allestree Derby. It's packed with gifts and is home to a gorgeous tea shop with cakes that you will travel miles to try, just wait till you see them let alone taste them. You are welcomed with a smile and a friendly service here, very homely atmosphere you'll never want to leave.
I live dangerously around the corner and I am an avid follower on their Facebook page. This means that when they post about a new fabulous handbag in stock or post pictures of their sinful but tempting cakes I'm off. I shout bye to the boys, tell them I'm just nipping around the corner and they just know I'm going to come back with cakes or a new handbag. They are less excited about handbags but yes you can takeaway their cakes (obviously paying first) to my sons delight.
They have also have 'The Little Ice Cream Shed' just to the side of the tea shop where you buy Bluebells ice cream, they don't half ruin my diet but I'm not really bothered, it's all ok, nothing to see here, move along diet police. Perfectly situated near Allestree Park, you can take a walk and then finish off with tea, a latte, cake or a tub of ice cream, how perfect is that?
To top it all there is a brand new event coming to The Little Shed. They are starting a book club on Wednesday 4th October at 7.30pm. For the price of £4.95 you get to enjoy tea, cake and have a chat about the current book on offer. To start things rolling the first book to read is 'Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses' by Carole Matthews. I have purchased it for £3.85 from Amazon, it's also available on Kindle for £1.99, I will pop a link to Amazon (affiliated) at the end of this post. For more information and to book a place on the book club just follow this link to their website:
they are also on Facebook at:
So take a look, just a bit of a warning there are graphic photos of succulent cakeage!! You will drool excessively. Its great!! If you decide to go to the book club I will see you there. Remember here is the book you need read by the first meeting on 4th October.
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This was a lovely find, a gorgeous little online gift shop with mugs and stationery. I love a nice new mug for my brew and have always been fond of a notebook, even from being a little girl I always preferred notebooks and pens instead of a bag of sweets.
This mug and coaster set would make a perfect gift for someone, maybe for a birthday or you could start your Christmas shopping? Did I just mention the 'Christmas' word? Yikes.....but it won't be long. I have already seen the big boxes of Roses and Quality Street in Tesco today so it is on it's way. These mugs come in other designs so you can choose something to suit you or that special person. I purchased this for myself and it looks fabulous on my coffee table. The mug is a good sturdy quality mug too if you are wondering, I cannot stand cheap mugs, if you're making a good brew you need a quality home for it.
So where did I purchase it I hear you all screaming? Well the store is called A Thousand Yellow Daisies and they have a selection of mugs and floral stationery to buy, fabulous notebooks and other great gift ideas such as cute little bottle openers, badges, colouring and activity sets. The mugs and coasters can be bought together in a gift box or separately.
So please take a look you can find them on Etsy at:
they are also on Facebook at:
Instagram too at:
and you can also Tweet them on Twitter @thousanddaisies
So no excuse for not at least taking a look. You'll love it. I may well be going back for more so I will post my future purchases on here just to let you know exactly what you can expect if you buy from here. I always think there is nothing like recommendations as customers will be honest so I can recommend A Thousand Yellow Daisies so far.
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